JP Graphics goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Join JP Graphics in Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink lanyards!

These cute lanyards are being shipped with our October orders,
But you don’t have to place an order to get in on the fun!
Just enter our giveaway here and have one shipped to you!

Once you receive a lanyard, take a picture with it, upload it to our Facebook page, and tag ‪#‎JPGraphicsisPink‬

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Environmentally Friendly Printing

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Paper sometimes gets a “Bad Wrap” when it comes to the environment. As a certified green printer we thought we would take a moment to dispel some of the myths surrounding the print industry and use of paper.

Paper Can Be Recycled up to 7 Times!

Paper is the most reused material in the United States, and 65% of the paper sold is recycled. (AF&PA, 2013) To be considered recycled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), uncoated/writing paper requires a minimum of 30% post-consumer materials. Coated papers used in high quality printing and for magazines need a minimum of 10%.

What are post-consumer materials?

Paper that you have used and then returned to a recycling plant is considered post-consumer waste. This includes office paper, magazines, packaging, and publications. The papers are then de-inked, washed, and whitened, and converted into new paper and print products.

How does this differ from pre-consumer materials?

Unpurchased magazines and newspapers, and the scraps created in the milling process are considered pre-consumer waste.  Although they are usually reprocessed, these materials are often not considered recycled.

What about the trees?

Most of the harvested trees in the United States are used to make lumber, not pulp or paper. Almost 90% of the trees that are used for new paper come from private landowners, who maintain, sustainably manage, and renew the forests they harvest from.

Shouldn’t we worry about the “Carbon Footprint”?

Much of the energy used to produce paper is renewable. In fact according to a 2013 study by ECOFYS, a leading expert in sustainable energy solutions and climate policies, the entire pulp, paper, and print process accounts for only 1% of the world’s green-house gas emissions, making the paper and print production lifecycle one of the lowest industry emitters. Paperless solutions offer a different set of problems from manufacturing and e-waste concerns, to energy consumption, and the move to digital is typically a cost factor versus an environmental one.

How is JP Graphics green?

While many of the papers and products we use are recycled, we can also provide paper that is completely recycled upon request. Additionally, our facility recycles all of our leftover paper, packaging, ink, cartridges, and pre-consumer waste, and our entire building and print department is powered by solar.

What can I do to help?

Recycling paper has never been easier! Trash companies often provide bins, and many stores and shopping areas have paper recycling bins as well. The following products can be recycled depending on your waste management company:

– Writing paper, folders, stationary, business cards, notebooks, and colored paper

– Cereal boxes, product packaging, detergent boxes, corrugated boxes and coffee sleeves

– Paper shopping bags, gift bags, and wrapping paper

– Newspapers, old mail, and fliers

– Clean coffee cups, milk, and juice cartons

– Telephone books, magazines and catalogs (staples are okay)

– Hardcover & softcover books (you may need to find a recycler who specializes in this)

You can also repurpose your paper products and boxes! We’ve shared a few ideas on our Pinterest Board to get you started.

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Tradeshow Services in Santa Clara-Container Consulting Service

Trade Show Services_JP Graphics Santa ClaraWe just attended a wonderful vendor fair at CCS (Container Consulting Service, Inc.) – “The leader in GREEN Packaging.”

 

The notepads (personalized) and my Small Purse “Thank you” boxes were a huge success…

Thank you Julie for the opportunity!!! Find out more about our trade show services in Santa Clara, CA.

Joan Escover

President JP Graphics printing services in Santa Clara, CA.

Printing is Green

Power of Print Booklet_JP GraphicsIs our Earth suffering because of print? The answer is no. Despite the common misconception, print is a sustainable and environmentally responsible communications medium.

In the new booklet, The Value of Print, you can explore the many ways in which print is green:

  • responsible products used
  • renewable energy sources such as our solar installation
  • increased recycling rates
  • improved design and delivery methods

Print media is the environmentally sound choice for communicating your brand message with the audiences you want to reach.

View the Value of Print booklet here.

Solar Powered Printing Company

In our industry, being conscious of the environment is very important to us. That’s why we are proud to be the best solar powered printing company in Santa Clara.

Our Solar Installation is now complete! The system was completed on November 26th, 2014.
Another 685 solar panels were installed for an additional 110 kW. This investment demonstrates our commitment to saving the environment. We’re also a “Certified Green printing company“.

On a nice California summer day, the solar installation will produce over 800 kWh of clean, green, and economical energy! This will offset or meet nearly 85% of JP Graphics summer daily peak load.

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Cool Earth Solar developed and installed this top of the line solar system for JP Graphics. They are the best! 🙂

We’re proud to be your local print shop for the Santa Clara County, San Jose, and Greater Silicon Valley area for over 15 years. We work hard to ensure we exceed your expectations. We are dedicated to perfection, making your printing project easy, and ensure it’s completed on time and on budget.

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Order Custom Calendars

Custom Calendar Printing San Jose

Order beautiful custom calendars with your logo!
It’s calendar time again! Our beautiful new designs make it easy to order custom calendars for your clients and employees. A great giveaway for the New Year! Check out our selection of new designs here.

We’re in Printing Impressions

Proud to be mentioned by Printing Impressions for our new MGI Meteor DP8700XL. The output is so crisp it truly equals offset printing. Here’s the article in Printing Impressions World http://bit.ly/1hYt0BV

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We Love Color Printing

We love colors! Let us print yours. JP Graphics is your full-service printing partner.

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Save 10% on Printing Services

Save 10% on all corporate or personal printing projects! Ask for the “Back to School” special.

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